Efren from Texas
Efren is a young boy who is often quick to be silly and enjoys making his family and loved ones laugh. He frequently gets up in the middle of the nigh to play and laugh. Efren has a great sense of humor and a happy disposition. He enjoys exploring his surroundings and when he finds an activity he enjoys; he is attentive and curious toward it. Efren likes trains and music, particularly Christian. Efren has an artistic side. He enjoys tracing, scribbling on colored paper, and seeing pictures of families and scenery. Efren can sing his ABC's and repeat numbers with guidance. He understands basic concepts of colors, shapes, and categories. Efren communicates through a combination of some words, verbalizations, and gestures. Efren likes to participate in small groups and looks forward to one-on one individual attention. His caregivers report that rubbing Efren's head was calming for him. He will often take caregiver's hand and calmly place it on his head or back. He is diagnosed with Epilepsy.
Efren will thrive in a stable, structured home environment where behavioral expectations are clear, age-appropriate, and consistent. His behavior interventions should be consistent. Efren's parents will need to make a positive commitment to the meet his needs to the best of their abilities. A stimulating and challenging atmosphere works best. Education and support are keys to success, along with a protective environment. His parents will have reasonable expectations and be willing to celebrate the smallest achievement.